'Doubling Down With the Derricos': Karen and Deon fear the worst as they find their newborn has hole in heart
Karen Derrico has been staying in the hospital ever since the doctors informed her that she needed to be on bed rest. She and Deon Derrico thought it would be a good idea for Karen to stay away from the family as it would allow her to take some rest. However, things did not go the way they had planned.
After spending a couple of weeks in the hospital, Karen started missing her home and admitted that she was not doing well. Admitting that she had lost nearly 12lbs of weight, Karen hinted that things had been getting tough for her to handle in the hospital. To make things worse, she went into pre-mature contraction. With 28 weeks pregnant, Karen feared that history would repeat and put the life of her child into danger. Previously, Karen and Deon lost one of their child who was born prematurely. The pair did not want things to be the same and prayed that everything would be fine. While the doctors managed to stop her contraction, Karen was faced with a shock when she noticed that there was an earthquake.
She admitted that it was not a situation she had anticipated and due to this, she underwent contractions again. This time, the doctors decided that it was important for Karen to give birth as the baby could be at risk. Without wasting any time, they took Karen to have an emergency C-section. While Deon made his way to the hospital, fear kept creeping on him. Things became tensed in the surgery room when Karen experienced her hands shaking because of the medications. She feared that it was a sign of things going wrong. Luckily, the doctors welcomed three beautiful babies.
Karen gave birth to two daughters and one son. Deon was happy to see his family growing and felt at ease to see all his babies. While the first night went smoothly, the next day Deon and Karen got the bad news that one of their daughters has a hole in the heart. The doctor informed the pair that two surgeries would be required. The first surgery would be to insert a rod into the heart to make sure it functions properly while the second one would be to close the opening. Deon and Karen feared for the life of their baby. Deon admitted that he did not want their daughter to meet the same fate as their son, Carter, who lost his life due to premature birth.
As the tension grew in the family, they all prayed that things would be fine. To find out what happened next, tune in next week on Tuesday at 10 pm ET on TLC.
'Doubling Down With the Derricos' airs on Tuesdays at 10 pm ET on TLC.